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Selena: The Series 

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Late Tejano singer Selena as her dreams come true, and her family makes life-changing choices on the singer's journey to success.

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Moisés Zamora
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Season 2 Premiere



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Friday, December 4, 2020

Selena feels conflicted about her secret relationship with Chris. Meanwhile, AB finds inspiration in a memory of a plastic flower and lost love.


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Friday, December 4, 2020

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2   1  
2021   2020  
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Series cast summary:
Christian Serratos ...  Selena Quintanilla 9 episodes, 2020
Gabriel Chavarria ...  A.B. Quintanilla 9 episodes, 2020
Ricardo Chavira ...  Abraham Quintanilla 9 episodes, 2020
Noemi Gonzalez ...  Suzette Quintanilla 9 episodes, 2020
Seidy Lopez ...  Marcella Quintanilla 9 episodes, 2020
Hunter Reese Peña ...  Ricky Vela 8 episodes, 2020
Carlos Alfredo Jr. ...  Joe Ojeda 6 episodes, 2020
Julio Macias ...  Pete Astudillo 6 episodes, 2020
Gladys Bautista ...  Vangie 6 episodes, 2020
Jesse Posey ...  Chris Perez 5 episodes, 2020
Paul Rodriguez ...  Roger Garcia 5 episodes, 2020
Daniela Estrada Daniela Estrada ...  Young Suzette 4 episodes, 2020
Luis Bordonada ...  Johnny Canales 4 episodes, 2020
Madison Taylor Baez ...  Young Selena 4 episodes, 2020
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Late Tejano singer Selena as her dreams come true, and her family makes life-changing choices on the singer's journey to success.

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Genres:

Biography | Drama | Music

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Seidy Lopez, who played Deborah Selena's friend in the movie, will be playing her mom in the series. See more »

Goofs

Abraham, Selena's dad, was seen holding his old record album. In which had the year 2019 written in the top left corner of the album cover. See more »

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Corny
10 December 2020 | by stefstarsSee all my reviews

My uncle put it best, "it can't decide if it wants to be a comedy or a drama." Some shows are able to pull off both genres, but this show can't. The comedy can be awkwardly delivered and the dramatic moments are comedic, take for example the ending of part 1. Chris gets kicked off the tour bus, Selena looks out to him brokenhearted and the "Ayyyyy como me duele" line from 'Como La Flor' plays in the background with the happy keyboard melody that follows. I had to laugh.

Selena is very, unfairly, one dimensional in this show. That's not the fault of the actress, that's the writing. All she thinks about is her career and music, her love for fashion is shown too. However when it starts to get interesting, for example Selena's time in school or crushing on boys, the show immediately moves on and puts an end to it with a rushed conclusion. It does take plenty of time with Abraham scenes though. It tries to portray him as some sage father figure giving his kids the best "don't give up" type of advice, when in reality he was Mexican American Joe Jackson. Living his dreams through his children, whether they wanted it or not. Selena is like a background character in her own show, she repeats and says whatever the father wants to hear. The other characters seem so unrealistic and cartoony. It's obvious this entire show was rushed.

I will give credit where it's due, I learned more about the inspiration for some of her best songs, about what Suzette and A.B. were up to during their unorthodox childhoods. People are being too harsh to the actress playing Selena, I think she's trying her best, she's working with what she's been given, which is crap. Suzette's actress isn't so bad either, she's very natural. I wish the show was better, I wish it was based on Chris Perez's book instead of Abraham Quintanilla's B.S. I'm not going to compare it to the film and neither should you as these are two completely different things; based on the same story but completely different. That's like comparing Beetlejuice the film to the animated show.

I'll still watch part 2, might as well, but with Abraham Quintanilla behind the scenes, it'll be Abraham's version of Selena's story part 2.


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Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 2020 (USA) See more »

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